Garrett Edwards

Garrett Edwards, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound, safety, from Downers Grove (Ill.) North, helped lead his team to a state championship as a junior. Edwards had several colleges call and stop by his school during the May Evaluation Period. We asked Garrett about his scholarship offers and favorites

"I have offers from Illinois, Iowa State, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois and Toledo." Garrett Edwards said.

"My favorites are Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue, Notre Dame, Northern Illinois and Iowa State.

"Illinois and Iowa are at the top of my list right now. My parents graduated from Iowa and my brother goes to school there right now.

"My coach told me that if Purdue and Minnesota have both said that they would offer me a scholarship if I attended their camp.

"I camped at Wisconsin and Illinois. I plan on going to Purdue on July 30th. The Illinois coaches want me to come back in July for a one-day camp and I might do that as well. I also might hit Notre Dame in July." Edwards had a sensational junior year. He also quarterbacked for Downers Grove North and had 1,800 yards rushing and 900 yards passing. Garrett scored 26 touchdowns on the ground and had 16 passing touchdowns as well.

"Most all the schools that are recruiting me want me as a safety." Edwards explained.

"The MAC schools are saying quarterback or defensive back. I've even had schools tell me that I could be a wide receiver. I guess I'm being recruited as an athlete."

Garrett Edwards had one uncle who played his college football for Indiana and two great uncles that played college football at Illinois.

Edwards was named 1st team all-state by the Champaign News-Gazzette as a junior. He carries a 3.0 GPA in the classroom and scored 20 on his ACT.

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